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These are the Best Apple Watch Bands to buy in August: Supcase, Spigen, & More!

These are the Best Apple Watch Bands to buy in August: Supcase, Spigen, & More!

The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there and there’s little doubt about that. Of course, only if you have an iPhone that is. WearOS was headed nowhere until the recent update that Google announced at Google I/O 2021, but the implementation is still dependent on OEMs. The Apple Watch offers a rich set of features for fitness enthusiasts as well as some life-saving features like fall detection and the ability to notify users of irregular heartbeats.

Apart from being a smart companion on your wrist, the Apple Watch is also an accessory that adds to your style statement. It’s important to pair the right kind of band with your Apple Watch depending on the occasion. Here are some of the best Apple Watch bands for every occasion to match your style.

Speaking of style, Apple recently announced watchOS 8 for the Apple Watch Series 3 and above, which includes some new styling options for the watch face and a host of new features. You can check out our watchOS 8 hands-on to know more about it. Also, before we get started, note that all the straps we mention below are compatible from the oldest to the newest Apple Watch and all the bands have both sizing options – 38/40mm and 42/44mm, so choose the right one based on the size of your Apple Watch.

    Apple Watch Sports Loop

    Comfortable at all times

    This nylon sports loop from Apple is one of the most comfortable bands for all occasions. It comes in a variety of colours to suit your style.
    Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

    Another rugged case and band

    If you're a fan of rugged protection and aggressive looks, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro is for you. It provides a great deal of protection for your Apple Watch since it's also a case and the band is also durable.

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    Bagoplus Braided Solo Loop

    Affordable braided solo loop

    Apple unveiled the braided solo loop last year and it was quite an attractive band. However, it's expensive if you buy it straight from Apple. This is a good affordable alternative.
    i-Blason Cosmo Sport Strap

    Stylish and protective

    This strap from i-Blason is quite stylish and looks different from the usual straps. It even comes with a case which protects your Apple Watch against scratches and dents.

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    Fitlink Stainless Steel Band

    For a formal look or attire

    This stainless steel strap is best suited with a formal outfit or a tuxedo. It makes the Apple Watch look like a conventional watch too so if you're into that kind of thing, this is a good option for you.
    Swhatty Milanese Loop

    Simple, yet elegant

    The Milanese loop is one of Apple's best-looking bands for the Apple Watch but again, buying the official one can be an expensive affair. This is a cheaper alternative that looks identical and gets the job done.
    Spigen Rugged Armor Pro

    Sturdy strap plus case

    The Spigen Rugged Armor Pro is essentially a case for the Apple Watch that also has straps attached to it. This is a great option if you're looking for something durable. Very handy if you play a lot of sports or go on hikes.
    amBand genuine leather strap

    Elegant with a vintage look

    This band or strap is for those looking for a vintage and retro look. The strap is made of genuine leather and adds a touch of elegance to the Apple Watch. If you're a fan of leather, you can't miss this one.
    Catalyst Rugged Sports Band

    Good fit for sports

    If you play a lot of sports or work out often, this can be a good option for you. It has tiny holes all over for better breathability and it's also quite rugged in nature which makes it capable of sustaining heavy loads.
    Oxwallen Nylon Solo Loop

    Another good solo loop option

    If you're not a fan of the braided solo loop, you can get this nylon solo loop which can provide a great deal of comfort like the Apple sports loop without a buckle or velcro.
    Yaxin Silicone Sports Strap

    Nike sports band replacement

    Nike+ editions of the Apple Watch come with a strap that's great for performing activities and workouts. If you have a standard Apple Watch, this strap is a great alternative to the one that comes by default with the Nike+ edition, but at a fraction of the price.
    amBand Rugged Metal Bumper

    Apple Watch G-Shock edition!

    This strap and case combo makes your Apple Watch look exactly like a G-Shock. It's rugged and has a metallic bumper case that'll protect your Apple Watch. If you want the Casio look and a great deal of protection, you can't go wrong with this one.
    Apple Watch Sports Band

    Simple and original

    This is the silicone strap that comes by default with an Apple Watch so if you misplaced yours or you just want a different color, you can get one more. This is also a good default option if you want something simple and reliable as it's straight from Apple.
    Prosrat Pack of 10 Bands

    Great deal of variety

    If you like Apple's default silicone strap and you want multiple colors for the price of one official band from Apple, this is the perfect option. You get a pack of ten bands so you can choose whichever color you like for different occasions and outfits.
    Mosonio Jewellery Metal Band

    For all you ladies out there

    This one's for all the ladies who are a fan of jewellery and bling. You get a silver-colored metallic strap with gemstones studded on it along with a matching case as well that goes around the dial. If you want your wrist to shine, this is the one to get!
    Matte Black Solo Loop

    Minimalistic and stealthy

    This is a solo loop made out of silicone so you don't get any adjustment holes. It's comfortable and the matte black color makes it look stealthy and can match with any sort of outfit.
    Silicone Magnetic Link Strap

    One more for formal use

    Just like the metallic band we mentioned earlier, this magnetic link strap also goes great with formal outfits and blends well in office environments. It looks stylish and the size adjustment mechanism is also simple with just magnets.
    Spigen Retro Fit Band

    Another one for Retro lovers

    This is another leather strap for all of you who like the vintage and retro look. Spigen is known to make quality accessories and this strap is no exception. If you want a leather strap, you can't go wrong with this one.

These are some of the best Apple Watch bands you can buy in our opinion. We’ve put together an extensive list to make sure there’s something for everyone based on your needs. If you want a comfortable strap that goes well with everything, we would suggest getting the Apple Watch Sports Loop. If you want something a little more elegant, the Milanese loop is a great option. For rugged protection, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro should be your pick, while if you want the best band for sports and activities, you can get the breathable silicone sports band.

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Sumukh Rao
Sumukh Rao

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